How to fix leaking sink hose?


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Old 12-07-16, 09:29 PM
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How to fix leaking sink hose?

I have water dripping from the hose despite the knob being tighten.

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Do I replace #1, #2, or both? I already tighten the turning knob as well as the nut (#1) and it's still leaking. Any suggestion is much appreciated.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 01:43 AM
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That's not a hose. That's a supply line. If it is the supply line leaking not the valve replace the supply line with a stainless steel braided supp;y line.

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You will need to check the size of the connection at the valve and if it is compression or flare. You will probably need a basin wrench to disconnect the old supply line at the faucet.

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Old 12-08-16, 06:04 AM
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Yes, it is the supply line. However, if I tighten the nuts and knob, water shouldn't be coming to the supply, correct? That is why there is a close valve with a knob to turn off water, right?
 
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Old 12-08-16, 06:17 AM
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You need to change the valve, they are generally considered unrepairable.

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Your valve is called a 5/8" (1/2" nominal) compression inlet valve.
The outlet is 3/8" compression and is common.

You'll need a puller to get the old compression ring off.
You could try to find the same valve and use the old nut and ring, keeping them on the pipe.
I don't recommend that usually but it might work and will be easier on you.
 
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Hanyone, so if I'm going to replace that whole thing, I'm going to need a puller, correct? What's a "puller" looks like? Do I have to apply some type of glue when putting the new one in?

I'm going to try to see if I can find the same exact valve so I don't have to replace that nut. Thank you so much for the help.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 11:28 AM
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If you don't know what a puller is I wouldn't recommend you pull the old nut and ring off.
You could run into a can of worms and have to call out a plumber.
The old pipe could be badly deformed if the old valve was over tightened, making replacing the valve difficult.

If you use a similar valve apply some Teflon paste to the new valve's male threads.
Just snug up the new valve to the old nut, it doesn't need to be very tight.
 
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Okay, so just to confirm, the valve is referring #1 in my picture, correct? Or is it both #1 and #2? The part that I need to find a similar size so I don't have to use a puller to pull out the nut. Again, much appreciated.
 
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Awesome, Ray. Thank you so much.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 06:18 PM
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Water is on the supply hose above the valve. I would concentrate my efforts on the connection to the sink as the leak appears to be after the valve.
 
 

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